Cozy socks that let me slide along the floor.
A dog snoring on my feet.
Pleasant smell of chocolate brownies in the kitchen.
Holiday spirit rekindled with gifts from the oven.
I love humble, sent-in-the-mail kind of cards with handwritten messages inside. I believe they are not a thing from the past; on the contrary, in this digital age of Facebook and Instagram, of all the "noise" out there on the web and media, we need more than ever this simple, thoughtful act of kindness. A gesture that evokes the unique feeling of receiving something special on the doormat. A gesture that you can't delete with a click of a button.
I will never forget the priceless joy in my son's eyes when he received his first personalized letter from Santa Clause sent through the mail. For more than 30 years, volunteers and retired employees (the postal elves) at Canada Post have been donating hours of time to help Santa answer more than a million children's letters. Magic has been created!
Handwritten cards and letters in the mail always surprise the recipient with a burst of appreciation because they really are thoughtful and intimate. In a world full of busy people, the postcards make us pause and experience the true act of giving. From the deed of selecting, writing, sealing and sending, it is a conscious decision of devoting yourself to connect with others, to show care and love, to remind them how special they are wherever in the world they might live. I love to call it "a gift of time and thoughts", when we reconnect with things we can do for others rather than what we can get, the soul of the season.
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